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Discovery Sea Kayaks

260 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7254
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Sunset kayak trip

All around amazing experience. Our guide Kelly was phenomenal- knowledgeable, interactive, and... read more

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Bicycle rental on the San Juans

Excellent service and easy booking process. The bikes were waiting when we arrived and we were even... read more

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In the heart of downtown Friday Harbor, we offer a range of San Juan Islands Kayak Tours and Bike Rentals. Kayak Tours range from a half day outing to multiple days out camping on the outer islands. Our signature Full Day, Half Day and Sunset Kayak Tours travel routes best to encounter whales and marine wildlife. Our multi-day kayak tours range from 2 to 5 days with the 3-day kayak tour being our most popular. We provide all the equipment and cook every meal with fresh locally sourced foods. We are proud to employ a small group of professional guidesthat are extremely skilled kayakers and trained naturalist. Safety, Education, and Adventure are ensured with our amazing team of guides. We operate some of the smallest groups sizes to ensure each kayak tour provides a personal experience. Our downtown location is the perfect starting point for exploring the island by bike. We have the largest electric bike rental fleet on island and quality traditional bikes as well.
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260 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7254
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

All around amazing experience. Our guide Kelly was phenomenal- knowledgeable, interactive, and patient. She provided historical information about the islands as well as information about flora and fauna of area. Well organized and well run company. Kelly even emailed us some great pictures she took...More

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Excellent service and easy booking process. The bikes were waiting when we arrived and we were even greeted by name. So the service is very personal. The suggestions on the bike routes were helpful and correct. The bike have a high standard and worked perfect....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did the Sunset Kayak Tour - we highly recommend it for anyone considering it! Discovery Sea Kayaks provides you with all the gear you need and ensures you are comfortable in the kayak. Our awesome guide, Jake, was very friendly and...More

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DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for kayaking with Discovery, Sounds like you had a great time on the Sunset Kayak Tour with Jake. We appreciate the review and hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have the opportunity to do this, DO IT!! I’m going to spend a little time explaining some concerns I had before the trip, vs what I actually experienced on the trip, in case anyone has the same worries: 1) Weather part 1 -...More

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DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Great Review! Thank you for laying out all the details. The feedback is wonderful and we listen to all the feedback we get. We work hard to put together this unique experience and it is always good to hear that everyone is having a good...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent day kayaking with Discovery Sea Kayaks on our full day tour. Our guide, Tiffany, was fabulous. Not only was she friendly and great with kayaking and safety skills, she had an immense knowledge of the area. She answered all of the...More

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DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aimee, Thank you for the review and happy you enjoyed your time on the water with Tiff. Sounds like a great day on the water. If you are back in the island we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our instructor was patient and knowledgeable, since 3 (4 total) of us had never kayaked before. After entering the water, we were all put at ease and saw some beautiful scenery and wildlife, but, alas, no orcas!! Even though the orcas did not put in...More

Thank PAT H
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DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Pat, The sunset kayak tour is a pretty good option. If the orcas happen to not be around you can always enjoy the west side of San Juan at sunset. Thank you for leaving a review on your experience with Discovery. Reviews really do help...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, 16-year-old daughter and I went on a sunset sea kayak paddle with our very friendly, safe and fun guide, Avery. He was great. He took my daughter in a double, and my wife & I shared a double. We paddled out on the...More

Thank Ronald G
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DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Happy to hear you had a great time on the water with Avery. He loves being on the water and sharing the islands. Thanks for taking some time to leave us a review. We really do appreciate the feedback. Thank you.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We, mature four friends, on a road trip up the pacific coast, decided to stay in the San Juan Islands for a few days. We wanted to experience San Juan - to see its sights and also to visit its historical sites in a unique...More

Thank Allenceco
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DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey, good to hear from you. Hope your travels home went well. Thanks for the great review. Kelly had a really good time and was very excited to spend some time with you all. Though our bike tours are not well known we feel that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good customer service, safe, excellent equipment and friendly knowledgeable guides. Always a good time when the weather is fantastic and nature provides!

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We went out with Avery and had a lovely time. We didn't see a ton of wildlife, but the view was beautiful and a wonderful way to take in San Juan Island. We did not see any Orcas. A little too early in the season....More

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DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Kathy, Thank you for leaving us a review. Happy to hear you had a great time on the water with Avery. In the early season encountering whales is a bit less likely but the area is still beautiful and our groups are really small this...More

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Evie P
6 June 2016|
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Response from Jason G | Property representative |
We have a minimum age of 12 years old for the tour. But we have found the best age is early teens and up. Given how late the tour operates younger paddler tend to fade pretty fast.
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685TomL
7 September 2015|
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Response from Jason G | Property representative |
The kayaks we use are Current Design Libra XT tandem kayaks. The seats do have back support, but I would not say that have anymore support than any other tandem kayak in its class. They are comfortable kayaks, but back... More
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